If it seems that your romance has been placed on the back burner due to work, chores, errands, laundry, pets, kids and endless to do’s, then it’s time to find creative ways to spend time with your partner. Regaining a sense of intimacy, both emotionally and physically, is a wonderful way to soothe your hectic life! Don’t let romance be the last thing on your mind.

Daily activities claim a majority of our attention, making it easy to focus on everything but your relationship. Find time to adjust your schedule for intimacy! Intimacy can become a habit just like your morning coffee. Add it to your daily routine.

1. Share your appreciation for your partner each and every day. Let them know that you think of them and that they are in your heart and mind.

2. Always kiss goodbye and hello!

3. Indulge in simple rituals that show how much you care about each other. Send a love text, drop a note in your partner’s lunch bag or purse, or even send a loving email.

4. Be a good listener. Allow your partner to feel safe in sharing with you. Instead of giving advice, trying to make things better or apologizing for something you didn’t do, just listen with open ears and an open heart.

5. Share your feelings and talk about other areas of your life than home tasks, office work or other day to day chores.

6. Share the BEST thing that happened today with your partner instead of griping about the worst thing that happened.

7. Make time to cuddle! To cuddle is divine!

8. Tell your sweetie you love them often.

9. Laugh often and be free to be silly.

10. Schedule a date night at least once a week.

Don’t let your relationship fall into neglect by thinking that it is the one thing in your busy life that doesn’t need tending to. Be present for your partner to keep the intimacy growing. As you go out each day to tackle the necessary routine….feel wonderful in knowing that your romance routine is waiting for you when you arrive home.